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Monthly Meetings Held the third Monday of each Month    7:00 - 9:00 pm  

Memberships $45 Sept-June yearly, easily paid online using PayPal.

Location: The Hampton Inn & Suites (beside Galaxy Cinema), 725 Imperial Road, North Guelph, Ontario, Canada  map   New Members Welcome!  Guests $5 plus  kit fees. see website
Have you wondered about selling your beads or jewelry?  Come out to our January meeting and learn how to demystify the financials.

Do you have more jewellery than you could possibly ever wear, but can’t seem to stop making more? Did family and friends greet you with “That is beautiful! You should sell those!” over the holidays? Have you dipped your toe into the world of selling your work, or even been at it for a while, but are confused and confounded by “the money stuff”? Then we have the workshop for you!
Join us for Demystifying the Financials, presented by our treasurer, Alison Ellett, on Monday, January 16, 2017. We will begin with how to determine if business advice is actually addressed to you, explain why you don’t need accounting software, and give you the tools to act with confidence. You will leave with customizable spreadsheets that you can use to evaluate craft shows and teaching opportunities. This is a hands-on workshop designed to empower you.
Have crafty friends who you think would benefit from this sort of information? The ideas presented are totally transferable. So bring them along! The class fee is a mere $5 for non-members. (It is a FREE evening for members!) 

  Alison Ellett worked in public accounting, industry and management consulting for over 20 years, in Canada, the US and the UK. In 2008 she left the corporate world to run her own microbusiness as a maker-designer. Working in textiles, Alison describes herself as polycraftual, as she beads, sews, knits, crochets and embroiders. With an MBA from Case Western Reserve University (and detailed understanding of the mysteries of Excel spreadsheets), she is frequently asked by fellow microbusiness owners to provide advice and coaching on the business aspects of living a creative life. Find out more about Alison at

We had a fabulous Bead Show in November

"Wow!  We have amazing volunteers and I can't thank you enough for your time and hard work on the weekend at the Bead Show!  Without you, there couldn't be a bead show. You are important to the growth and success of GRBS.

Maryilyn and Roxann had a HUGE task in organizing the show of vendors for beaders, want-to-be beaders and others just wanting to find out 'what we are all about'. They did a wonderful job once again.

Looking forward to seeing each of you at our next meeting.

Best regards,
As a volunteer for the GRBS show, this year, I know how much a commitment like this can impact one's personal loife.  Marilyn and I truly appreciate every bit of the time and effort that you gave so generously to make our show a success.

We received several comments from vendors and customers expressing appreciation for your work.

No one person could have done all this. Witout each and every one of you we could not have accomplished what we did on the bead show weekend. Your actions truly show how much you believe in the work lthat we do to make our bead society the best every! Thank you!
Help us plan the January-June Program of classes.  Have an idea for an evening?  A class you would like to teach? 
Catherine Salmon our Program Coordinator, would love to hear from you.
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